13 days in San Jose, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in San Jose, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  7 h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
car:  3 h 30 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose vacation planner.

Honolulu to San Jose is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Jose due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in February, plan for little chillier days in San Jose, with highs around 65°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Museums
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6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley View and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Visiting Lower Yosemite Fall Trail and Gaylor Lake will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuolumne County Museum (in Sonora) and Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House (in Angels Camp). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

You can take a bus from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from San Jose in February, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 18°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 48°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tuolumne County Museum, Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House
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Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Valley View ©
Valley View
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, The Promenade, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Half Moon Bay State Beach and Haight-Ashbury. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Point and Madame Tussauds. There's more to do: look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are much warmer (48°F). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

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